Fed’s Yellen sees stronger case for interest rate hike

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a news conference after chairing the second day of a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee to set interest rates in WashingtonThe Federal Reserve is getting closer to raising interest rates again, the head of the U.S. central bankand other policymakers said on Friday in comments that left the door open for a hike as early as next month. Fed Chair Janet Yellen told a global monetary policy conference that the case for a rate increase had grown stronger, while Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer suggested a move could come at the central bank’s September policy meeting if the economy was doing well.



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No ‘Arab Spring’ in Zimbabwe, Mugabe warns protesters

A man carries a street sign as opposition party supporters clash with police in HarareBy MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) – President Robert Mugabe warned protesters on Friday there would be no "Arab Spring" in Zimbabwe after anti-government demonstrations descended it to some of the worst violence seen in the southern African nation for two decades. Zimbabwean police fired tear gas and water cannon at opposition leaders and hundreds of demonstrators at a protest against Mugabe and the ruling ZANU-PF, before unrest swept across large parts of the capital Harare.



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‘Mystery Shoppers’ Help U.S. Regulators Fight Racial Discrimination At Banks

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is sending undercover operatives to ferret out racial discrimination. They’re called “testers” or “mystery shoppers” and pose as customers applying for loans.


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M1 northbound between J28 and J29 | Northbound | Overturned Vehicle

Status : Currently Active.
Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed.
Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 04:30 and 04:45 on 27 August 2016.
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J28 and J29 .
Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 04:30 and 04:45 on 27 August 2016.
Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Reason : Accident involving an overturned vehicle.

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U.S. seeks to soothe Turkey ties, press fight against Islamic State

Turkish President Erdogan meets with U.S. Vice President Biden at the Presidential Palace in AnkaraBy Patrick Markey ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The last time U.S. Vice President Joe Biden flew to Turkey, in January, he had a stern message for President Tayyip Erdogan: his model of Islamic democracy was setting a bad example by intimidating media and threatening academics. Turkish officials have been incensed by the concerns expressed by Washington and European capitals about Ankara's subsequent crackdown on suspected plotters, but what they perceive as indifference to the coup attempt itself. A weakening of the U.S.-Turkish alliance is a concern for the United States, which is counting on support from Turkey – which has NATO's second-biggest military – in the battle against Islamic State.



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